WINNER JURY PRIZE - UN CERTAIN REGARD
Festival de Cannes 2014
“[Force Majeure] brushes off our surface layer, shows us the icy truth underneath.”
“Brilliantly testing, laugh-as-you-wince experience”
“Biting satire... a smart and original film.”
”Confrontational and sharply observed... another solid and provocative feature from Östlund”
“Sardonic, serious, funny, precision-controlled psycho-comedy-drama inspired by the selfishness of our survival instincts.”
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls her husband Tomas as she tries to protect her children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life...
Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected action leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.
Alternate title Turist Country of Origin: Sweden Language: Swedish w/ English subtitles Duration: 118 mins Rating: M (Coarse language) Director: Ruben Östlund Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Vincent Wettergren, Brady Corbet, Kristofer Hivju Australian release: October 16, 2014 Download press kit TRAILER IMAGES [nggallery id=187]